Katie Lynn Joyce represents clients in high-stakes civil litigation and criminal defense. Her experience includes patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property cases; fiduciary duty and breach of contract disputes; and white-collar criminal defense. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration. Ms. Joyce has also played key roles on multiple trial teams, including one that secured the recovery of a multi-million dollar award, in addition to attorneys’ fees, for former shareholders of a tech company.
Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Joyce served as a law clerk to Judge Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Christina Reiss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont. Ms. Joyce earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in anthropology.
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